About the property
- Cabin1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
4 BR, 2 BA Custom Log Cabin Close to all Bryson City and Cherokee Attractions
You will absolutely love staying at our little getaway on the mountainside! Our custom built log cabin is centrally located 5 miles from Bryson City and 5 miles from Cherokee NC. As you enter the neighborhood and begin the slow climb up the gravel road and around the mountain let your worries fade and your vacation mindset flourish! Once you arrive at the cabin take in the mountain views while relaxing in the rocking chairs on the deck or head on in to the cabin. As you enter the front door you will be in the fully equipped kitchen. There is an oven, stove, large refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, drip coffee maker, utensils, pots, pans, and a rustic driftwood dining room table for four. For larger groups we also have extra chairs and a foldable table just in case. The multi-level layout of our 1800 square foot cabin will allow you and your family to spread out; avoiding that "on top of each other" feeling.
The Living Room features a comfortable sofa and loveseat along with handmade end tables with wood from the property! You will also enjoy the comforts of home with our 42” HDTV but the real treat can be found through the sliding glass door onto the deck overlooking Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There is a bedroom on the main level featuring a queen bed with comfortable linens provided. This layout is great for someone who may have mobility issues or a problem with stairs. There is also a full bathroom featuring a sink, toilet, shower and tub complete with linens and toiletries. We also supply an environmentally friendly, organically derived body wash for our guests that we know you will appreciate!
Heading up the stairs to the loft and directly in front of you will be the second bathroom complete with a sink, toilet, tub and shower combination. Hand towels, linens, soaps, and toiletries provided for you. There are two bedrooms in the loft as well. Each bedroom features vaulted ceilings, queen beds with comfortable linens provided, a closet with hangers, and sliding glass doors leading to a private balcony. It’s a perfect spot for star gazing or a cup of coffee in the morning while listening to the birds!
The lower level, what we call the entertainment level, features a sofa and a couple of comfortable lounger chairs. Perfect for enjoying a movie or sporting event on our 60” HDTV: complete with blue ray player. There is a pool table on this level as well as a fourth bedroom complete with a queen bed and comfortable linens as well. For longer stays we have a washer and dryer available.
Heading outside from the lower level to the covered patio you will find the hot tub most relaxing after a day of hiking or area exploration! The outside space also has a fire pit area for roasting S’mores or enjoying an adult beverage with family and friends! Peaceful. Rustic. Relaxing.
Over the past couple of years we have gained insight from our guests, friends, and family as to what exactly makes the cabin so special to them. We decided to list them for you!
- Views, Views, Views(No explanation needed I guess)
- The Experience that we provide(My wife and I desire to stand out in providing an exceptional family vacation experience for our guests. Planning things to do an is a pain point for most groups so we provide a detailed webpage for our guests upon booking. It’s a very in-depth and comprehensive list of cabin information and local area information).
- Location(Our families and groups and stated the location as being perfect. So close to everything in the Bryson City and Cherokee area yet “away from it all”
- Custom Art and Decor(My wife and I make all of the art, photography, and many of the furniture pieces ourselves. We want everything to be local, crafty, and add to our simple and relaxing goals for the cabin. We love the Smoky Mountains and we want to share that with all of our guests)!
- The Cabin Layout(3 Levels provide a better group experience for 6 to 8 guests while remaining quaint cabin).
We would love to host you and your family and we know you will appreciate the experience we can provide to you! Let us know if there any questions at all we can answer!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 13, 2018
My name is Brian Whitener. My wife Sarah and I love the mountains of Western NC! I also enjoy photography, biking, woodworking, and spending time with my lovely wife Sarah. Our passion is to see people experience a place of rest and rejuvenation from their busy everyday lives. My wife and I believe our cabin, this area, and the naturally beautiful surroundings of Bryson City provide such a place to reconnect with family and friends! We are excited to share the cabin with you and we know you will find it most relaxing! We also really enjoy assisting all of our guests experience the most fulfilling time possible while here. There are so many hiking trails, waterfalls, and things to do it can become overwhelming! Once you have booked with us and have reviewed our Area Information Page please feel free to ask us any questions about any of the excursions listed!
Why Brian chose Swain County
- Views, Views, Views(No explanation needed I guess) - The Experience that we provide(My wife and I desire to stand out in providing an exceptional family vacation experience for our guests. Planning things to do an is a pain point for most groups so we provide a detailed webpage for our guests upon booking. It’s a very in-depth and comprehensive list of cabin information and local area information). - Location(Our families and groups and stated the location as being perfect. So close to everything in the Bryson City and Cherokee area yet “away from it all” - Custom Art and Decor(My wife and I make all of the art, photography, and many of the furniture pieces ourselves. We want everything to be local, crafty, and add to our simple and relaxing goals for the cabin. We love the Smoky Mountains and we want to share that with all of our guests)! - The Cabin Layout(3 Levels provide a better group experience for 6 to 8 guests while remaining quaint cabin).
What makes this Cabin unique
Guests will have access to the entire property except for admin closets in the cabin that are locked. However, we do ask that you respect our neighboring property privacy. My wife and I live in Bryson City so we are only a short distance away. We strive to maintain your privacy and serenity, so don't expect to see us unless we are needed. We would absolutely love to assist you with planning and any questions you may have about the area! After reviewing the Guest Information Page and Area information Page you will receive upon booking; please feel free to text, email, or call us with any questions so we can make your stay with us a memorable one!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
great stay with only one issue
Great views, clean, comfortable beds and I had a great time being there with my 2 sisters and niece and friend. The owner was great and easy to deal with and helpful.
The only negative is that the table only seats 4 and we had 5 so someone had to sit on the sofa or someone where else. Not another chair could be found and the table is small. So 4 nice bedrooms with queen beds but no place to serve them. Highly recommended for 4 person stay.
Hello Lowell and thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! As listed in the house manual the extra table and chairs are in the laundry room beside the baby gates for the stairs. We host many groups of 6-8 so we keep it there for that size group wanting to have a family dinner. Any time there are questions at all we are just a phone call or text away:) We enjoyed hosting you and your family and would love to again someday! God-bless!
Such a nice place, in a great central location.
The cabin was ideally suited for our extended vacation. Being off the information highway was much needed for our de-stressing vacation.
Thank you so much for your review Jeffrey! We enjoyed hosting you and are glad you were able to have a stress-free vacation. Its what we are all about! Thanks again and please let us know if we can ever assist you in the area or host you again!
Cute Quiet Getaway
First, let me start off by saying the time and attention given by the property owner is barnone. Brian went above and beyond to ensure we had a stress free time.
The property is so cute and cozy, 8 of us decided to spend most of our time together on the second or first level. Each bedroom had a queen size bed. Making it great for 4 couples to fit comfortably with their own space. The pool table and hot tub were enjoyed by everyone. We were able to have a simple dinner party, using the extra table, chairs and kitchen amenities provided. There is a grocery store 10 min away and the casino is not much farther than the grocery store.
We had an amazing time and would highly recommend this property.
Thank you so much Elisabeth for your kind review! We are glad that you and the other couples enjoyed your stay with us! It is also encouraging you have noticed and appreciated the attention to detail. It means a lot so thank you! Please take care and do get in touch if we can host you again someday!
Really nice! We came up for the Polar Express.
The cabin was really nice and clean. The view was amazing! Close to town.
Thank you for your kind review Stacie! we enjoyed hosting you and your family and hope to again sometime! God-bless!
Charming cabin with great views
Really nice location. Furnished/decorated attractively and nice bedroom configuration for multiple families. We came with another family to bring our girls to Polar Express and had a blast! Kitchen is nicely outfitted. House was very clean and sheets were soft. Firepit for marshmallow roasting.
Thank you for the review. We greatly appreciate you staying with us! Just so you know we were able to add baby gates so thanks for the idea!
Well-appointend and cozy
Beautiful home in a great location.
Thank you for the review Kristin! We appreciate you staying with us!
The cabin is in a mountain community called Ocona Lake Estates. You will feel very secluded but close enough to town if you need something. We have a very strict 10mph speed limit int he neighborhood. There isn’t a ton of traffic so many people will be out walking the gravel roads. You can also head around to our private Ocona lake for fishing, wildlife viewing, or a picnic. Bryson City itself and the surrounding area is an outdoor adventurist's paradise. It has been named a top tourist destination in the United States and one of America's top small towns. My wife and I fell in love with this community when we visited a few years ago. Cherokee is also just a few miles up the road with many historic sites and a beautiful casino. Golfing, hiking, biking, kayaking, zip lines, tubing, rafting, relaxation, jeep tours, scenic rides, waterfalls, parks, fishing, boating and so much more are abundant here! Just be warned...people come here and never want to leave. It's why we are here and want to share it with everyone! Bryson City is a true small but has a number of shops, restaurants, craft breweries, and growing collection of art galleries. It's home to the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and makes a perfect home base for exploring Western North Carolina and Tennessee. Easy day trips include Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Cades Cove, the Franklin, NC waterfalls, and Asheville. The neighborhood is a maintained gravel road that is not too steep for two wheel drive vehicles. Pick-up trucks without four wheel drive should park at the top portion of the driveway next to the steps to avoid spinning up the gravel You are about 10 minutes from a grocery store in Cherokee and also in Bryson City. There is taxi service in the area but you will need a vehicle for the most part in any mountain town.